The Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a member of a three man gang who wear fake military and police uniforms to steal motorcycles from riders.
According to New Telegraph, the arrested member of the gang, Goodness Allison confessed that his members disguise as policemen and military officers to impound motorcycles from unsuspecting riders and later sell the motorcycles.
The suspect claimed that he joined the gang about two weeks ago after he fell victim to the fake policeman and soldier who arrested him for plying a restricted road.
According to Allison, “I was arrested at Bucknor in Ejigbo area by Wilson and Aboki on that fateful day around 9:48p.m. They said I took a restricted road. I pleaded with them to let me go but they told me that I was going to take them somewhere. I took them to Ejigbo, where a boy was arrested.
“I assisted them to arrest the Hausa boy and we took his motorcycle. I don’t know what they did with the motorcycle, but the following day, they called me and offered me N10, 000. It was the same spot where we seized the Hausa boy’s motorcycle, which was my first operation with the gang, that I was arrested.”
Allison also confessed that the gang usually operate from 9pm- 11pm and they have stolen over seven motorcycles from riders at Ejigbo, Ikotun and Bucknor.